Cor blimey and thrice! I can't believe how quickly this year is whizzing past, June already!! Which means it is time for me to show you my offering for this month's Creative Carte Blance blog theme of "Winged Things". Now, it is no secret that I usually managed to bung a butterfly somewhere on my creations and I positively squealed with delight when I saw what Susan had picked for the theme this month! Hurrah! Any old excuse eh? To see all the details on how to join CLICK HERE and you will be transported immediately on the back of a giant bumblebee to the Creative Carte Blanche blog.
I decided to try and bung as many winged things as possible onto my canvas... starting with birds. I used the most delightful Birds of Paradise papers from ScrapBerry's as a base and being as I'd cut up a lot of them, I used the offcuts, layered them up and created a blocky collage. Each piece of paper was edged with Ground Espresso Distress Ink to create a bit of a border on them so the layers stand out a bit. The second bit of the winged theme is beeswax. Well, it comes from bees... and they have wings :O) A liberal slap of wax melted in my Melt Pot, all over the papers, adding extra depth in places for a more rustic effect and just set it aside to dry... no re-melting with a heat tool as this will make the wax soak through the paper and spoil the effect.
I made some paper roses using Tim's Tattered Florals die (wish I had a quid for every rose I've made... it must be in the thousands now, I am addicted lol) These were then dipped into the melted wax in the Melt Pot and set aside to cool off. The wax soaks into the papers a bit so it gives a slightly darker effect to the roses. I did the same with Tim's Tattered Leaves, crinkling them up before dipping so they keep a bit of shape. Tim's new Doily die? You seen it? You got it? I LOVE it!!! I have them both *greedy* and used just half of one of the cuts to dip through the wax... a waxy doily, how cool!
Of course, I needed a sentiment, so I stamped one of Tim's new wordy stamps, quickly painted beeswax over the top and then popped 3d foam onto the back of it.... the reason for the 3d foam is simples... you need to use hot glue to fasten anything to beeswax surfaces... hot glue would re-melt the wax on the stamped words making them look a bit ugly... the foam prevents re-meltage when the hot glue is applied and also lifts the little word block up and away from the surface of the canvas, making it stand out more. I stamped a Darkroom Door butterfly, dipped that through the wax too and then popped him onto the canvas too. A few more embellies to finish and there you go... lots of wings and things!
I shall away now... I am busy with the Ink Buds this weekend... and I also have news of more TV shows so watch this space for times and dates etc. Thanks for looking, have a grand weekend! TTFN